When deploying containerized applications on the cloud, it is critical to choose a network that satisfies the workload requirements. For example, gaming and live streaming applications have little tolerance for latency, whereas machine learning workloads usually require high throughput.

Alibaba Cloud Container Service for Kubernetes supports Flannel and Terway for container networking. Flannel is a simple way to configure an overlay network for Kubernetes. Terway is developed by Alibaba Cloud and enables attaching Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs) to pods. You can perform network testing to compare the network performances of Kubernetes clusters with different networks and guide you towards making the right choice.